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A Visit to Houston Where Cowboys Astronauts and Culture Meet

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Dana Demange 2006-6-18 From VOA News: Heavy rains caused flooding Monday

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by dana demange
2006-6-18

from voa news: heavy rains caused flooding monday in houston, blocking roads and forcing some schools and businesses to close for the day. texas governor rick perry ordered national guard trucks and crew, helicopters and swift water rescue teams to houston in response to the twenty-seven centimeters of rain that fell. some residents were rescued from stranded vehicles. flooding was also reported in southwestern louisiana.

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voice one:

welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm barbara klein.

voice two:

houston skyline

and i'm steve ember. this week, explore the biggest city in texas. houston is home to cowboy culture, space travel, art cars and much more.

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voice one:

two brothers established houston in eighteen thirty-six. augustus and john allen were land developers from new york state.

they purchased more than twenty-five square kilometers of land in a low-lying area near a small river, or bayou. they named the town after a hero of texas history, sam houston. the allens wanted to build a city that would become a center of government and commerce. they succeeded.

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